Lazy Day Chicken Bake
This dish is one of the easiest comfort foods you will find. I found this recipe 40 years ago and it has been one of Steve’s favorites. It is so simple and delicious that there is not much to say except… have a try and see for yourself. You can add mushrooms or any other tid-bits in with the rice to make it more interesting. The rice comes out slightly sticky with a creamy texture of risotto.
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 package of dry Onion Soup mix
3/4 can water
1 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
ground black pepper
Stir the soups, water, rice, and black pepper in a 2-quart shallow lidded baking dish. Carefully top with the chicken. Sprinkle with paprika to taste and appearance. Cover the baking dish.
Bake at 325°F. for 1 hour until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is creamy tender. Let stand for 10 minutes. Optional to stir the rice before serving. AND yes, it can be made in the crock pot in the summer months - on low for about 4-5 hours. serve with fresh steamed sugar snap peas and carrots.
7 Bone Delight
here is one more that Steve requests all through the year… summer as well as winter- it too can be made in a crock pot. It creates its own gravy for mashed potatoes or parsley noodles. You can add small red potatoes to the pan to cook with meat…this is yummy too!
1 can Onion Soup (liquid not dry mix)
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 large sweet onion (walla-walla) sliced into rings
Brown roast in a shallow roasting pan, add onion rings on top and then pour cream of mushroom soup and then onion soup over all that, no need to stir and mix, it will do this on its own in a very nice way. Cover and place in oven to bake at 325°F for 1.5 hours. Crusty rolls are a wonderful side to this dish.